1972 Gerry Mullins Pittsburgh Steelers Game Worn Jersey (Photo-Matched)
Offensive lineman Gerry Mullins played his entire nine-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, all within the decade of the ‚70s, and exclusively at right guard. Here‚s his 1972 road white jersey that shows terrific use, including evidence of dirt, blood and other staining. There is only one tag attached, and that is the Sand-Knit Size 50 tag on the front tail. The number 72 is stitched in black on the chest, back and shoulders, with MULLINS on the back in gold with black outline. There are a minimum of eight repairs and lots of fraying, especially near the numbers. We have matched this to a game on December 17, 1972, vs. the Chargers (Getty Image #81541424), and it is highly probable that it was worn in several other seasons due to its massive use. One can only imagine how much contact this jersey - as well as the man wearing it - endured.Never before has a major sports franchise opened its team archives going back nearly a century. Let alone a franchise as historic as the Pittsburgh Steelers.Founded in 1933 by Art Rooney Sr., the Rooney Family imprint remains to this day.From the glory of the Steel Curtain to an NFL-best six Lombardi trophies, the Pittsburgh Steelers name defines excellence and winning.We present the latest offering of “The Pittsburgh Steelers Archive of Exceptional Jerseys.” For decades, the Pittsburgh Steelers have guarded and saved their own equipment, thereby creating a huge void in the sports marketplace.As a result, the Pittsburgh Steelers have become the crème de la crème. The rarest and most sought after game equipment of any National Football League team.We were not there in 1922 when they first opened King Tut’s Tomb or discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls.But now, perhaps we all know a bit about how that felt. All items will come with a letter of authenticity from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Lelands.A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Steelers Archives Jerseys will be donated to the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research.